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Category: Body Contouring

Can Lipo 360 Be Combined with a Tummy Tuck?

Posted May 08, 2024

 By Dr. Chris Patronella I was recently asked if Lipo 360 can be performed at the same time as a tummy tuck. And my answer is “absolutely yes.” Often I will do Lipo 360 of the torso, the waist, hips, and thighs. I particularly like to perform a tummy tuck with liposuction in the […]

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

Posted May 06, 2024

By Dr. Chris Patronella Perhaps the most common surgical procedure I do in my practice today is so-called mommy makeover surgery, which is generally comprised of addressing the tummy and the breasts in a woman who’s had children. And that can mean anything from breast augmentation alone after losing volume from breast-feeding to breast augmentation […]

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Video: Dr. Patronella Shows You the Details of His No-Drain True Form Tummy Tuck

Posted March 26, 2024

 By Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella The evolution of the drainless True Form Tummy Tuck® began about 25 years ago. Generally speaking, I was dissatisfied with the way I had learned to perform a tummy tuck and the results that were standard at the time. Often, the patient looked very artificial—the abdomen was flat […]

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The Drainless Tummy Tuck: Dr. Patronella Uses This Technique to Eliminate Drains During Recovery

Posted January 18, 2024

 By Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella Named One of “America’s Best Plastic Surgeons” in Newsweek For more than 20 years, I’ve been incorporating a technique called progressive tensions sutures, which has effectively eliminated the need for my patients to wear drains following plastic surgery body contouring procedures. Traditionally, plastic surgeons have used drains […]

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